Hudson Valley Backyard Wedding: That is not a type-o, the groom’s name is Stuffy, and he is one of the coolest dudes you’ll ever meet! It was 10 years ago when my friend and well known mixologist Gaz Regan was hosting his friend’s wedding at his home and asked me about wedding photography. I jumped all over it! I love small backyard weddings, especially when I can walk to all the locations.
Never having met the couple, I accidentally bumped into them at a grocery store a few days before the wedding and said “you HAVE to be Stuffy?!” They both hugged me like I was their long lost brother. I immediately felt like a part of the family and could not wait for the weekend for their wedding.
The wedding day started off at Gaz’s house, with just a little prep, then short ceremony in the backyard, then everyone walked over to a local restaurant called Painter’s. We all had dinner, some drinks, and walked back to the house where Donna and Stuffy had no problem jumping in the pool- dress and all. The party went into the night, and was nothing but smiles and laughs, as you can see.
Happy 10 year anniversary you two, and we’ll see you in Nashville soon enough!
How great is it to see guests at a wedding walking, enjoying themselves, with NO phones in hands?
On a side note, the below photo is the Gallery room at Painters. The 3 oil paintings of Venice in the background are mine I painted in the late 90’s. Only the vertical one is left, the other two I sold to a former bride as her wedding gift to her husband. How great is that!